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December 15, 2018

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April 16, 2018
I often think back to his class. I hated how difficult they were. In my freshman year I told my parents I wanted to drop his class. In my senior year, literally half of my day was spent in his classroom. In those four years, he never made me to feel stupid or strange or sinister. He pushed me to overcome. He taught me that art could be intelligent and demanding and experimental. We talked about culture, politics, and religion, and he always made me feel respected and valued. After graduating, I returned to visit him every year during college. When I came back from Houston, I visited him again with my six month old daughter. He was delighted to hold her, excited for her to learn what he had taught me. I remember how he showed her the students' work in the display case. We hugged, and I told him I would try to bring her back the next year. We emailed from time to time, but we weren't able to set up another meeting the following year. Or the next. Or the next. I will miss him, and forever regret not being able to say goodbye.
November 13, 2017
Mr Weiss was a great teacher and a good friend. I had him for a teacher in the 10th grade when I lived Johnston, IA. He prepared us not only for college but for life. He was my favorite teacher. He will be truly missed.
October 31, 2017
Mr. Weiss,

It's been almost 30 years since I was at Johnston High School. I believe we had only run into each other a couple of times since then. (Including the time you tolerated my ridiculous Cutco sales pitch at your kitchen table. Lol. I'm a artist now. Whew!) I've thought of you often over the years... I think your life was a gift to all of us, not a loss with your passing too soon. I am so grateful to have known you. Thank you for being my soft place to land at school, when things weren't easy for me at home. Thank you for your open heart and laughter, your vulnerability and your guidance. You always made everyone feel like they were your favorite. Love and peace to your family.

Alicia (Shelton) VanAusdall
Class of 88'
October 26, 2017
Daniel G. Weiss was my favorite teacher. He was more than a teacher. He helped out with everything and everyone he could. He pushed us to the limits with art and got everyone creative side going. Thank you for instilling in me to never give up art and to never give up trying to help others. You are a great man and will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.